About Alexey Nesvizhskii
Dr. Alexey Nesvizhskii always loved science, and was fortunate to study in Saint Petersburg Lyceum 239 - a special high school with a focus on mathematics and physics considered to be one of the best schools in
Russia. He then received his M.S. degree (with honors) in 1995 from the St. Petersburg State Technical University, where he studied in the Department of Physics and Technology - the base academic department of the
famed A.F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He then continued his studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. While still working on his degree in the area of
theoretical solid state physics, he became fascinated with an emerging field of computational biology. Thus, he also attended all core courses in the Department of Molecular Biotechnology (now Genome Sciences),
including a course on proteomics taught by Prof. Ruedi Aebersold. After graduation with a Ph.D. degree in Physics in 2001, he decided to make a career switch and joined the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle -
the newly established, pioneering research institute co-founded by the University of Washington scientists Alan Aderem, Ruedi Aebersold, and Leroy Hood. In 2005, Dr. Nesvizhskii joined the Faculty at the University
of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he is now a tenured Associate Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics.
Dr. Nesvizhskii's research laboratory is working in the area of bioinformatics, proteomics, and systems biology. The computational tools previously developed by Dr. Nesvizhskii and his colleagues, such as the Trans-Proteomic Pipeline, PeptideAtlas, SAINT, Qspec, and the CRAPome, are used by hundreds of laboratories worldwide. His lab actively collaborates with technology developers, biologists, and clinical scientists on a variety of projects, including analysis protein interaction networks, integrative modeling of multi-omics data to reconstruct targetable pathways in cancer, transcriptomics, metabolomics, and biomarker discovery. Dr. Nesvizhskii has published over 100 manuscripts in international scientific journals. In 2007, he was named a "Rising Young Investigator" by Genome Technology magazine (USA). Dr. Nesvizhskii serves as Senior Editor in the area of bioinformatics and biostatistics for international journals Proteomics and Proteomics-Clinical Applications, as Section Editor in the area of proteomics for BMC Bioinformatics, and on the Editorial Boards of Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. Dr. Nesvizhskii also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and on the Board of Directors for the US Human Proteome Organization.
As an enthusiastic educator, Dr. Nesvizhskii directs the NIH funded T32 Proteome Informatics of Cancer Training Program at the University of Michigan, and teaches graduate-level courses in the area of bioinformatics, proteomics, and systems biology. In addition, he has developed and taught several internationally recognized hands-on workshops and tutorials, including a five day Proteome Informatics course at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle. His educational efforts have been recognized by several awards, including the Basic Sciences Teaching Award in 2010 and the induction in the League of Educational Excellence at the University of Michigan Medical School in 2013.
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